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TV5110 - General Pathology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to graduate students with a degree in Veterinary Science (other appropriately trained graduates may enrol at the discretion of the Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Veterinary and Animal Science).

This subject will address the mechanisms of disease processes. Thus, the general principles of pathobiology are covered with particular reference to the changes at the levels of cells, tissues and organs.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciate the cellular level the difference between cell degeneration and death, and adaption of cells to an altered extracellular environment;
  • describe in general terms the procedures routinely used in diagnostic pathology;
  • describe the cellular changes that occur in such states as genetic disorders, inflammation, immunopathology and neoplasia;
  • understand how cells respond to injury of diverse type.
Knowledge of normal histology and physiology
PP5151 PP3151


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Linda Hayes
Lecturers: Dr Jenni Scott, Mr Laurie Reilly, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 35 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (20%); practical exam (30%); assignments (10%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.